Francis Marion University (FMU), South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina, USA

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About Francis Marion University:

Francis Marion University (FMU) is located near Florence, the largest city in the “Pee Dee” region of South Carolina, USA. It is named in honour of the American Revolutionary War hero General Francis Marion.

FMU offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs with a strong focus on liberal arts education.

The College of Liberal Arts comprises the departments of English, Modern Languages, Fine Arts, Mass Communication, History, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. The School of Education offers courses targeted at future teachers (elementary, middle and secondary level). Students from Landau University are free to attend any classes (except nursing).

In addition, students are encouraged to engage in various cultural activities such as plays, concerts and arts exhibits. A brand new Performing Arts Center has just opened in the heart of Florence:

The average class size at FMU is 20, affording students personalized attention from faculty and staff.

Student accommodation is available on campus.  Several residence halls and village apartments provide various housing options for students. For more information please check:

FMU’s 400-acre campus is known for its beautiful foliage and landscaping. To get an impression of what the campus and facilities look like, visit:

The University has an outstanding NCAA athletic program with various sports options including baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and cross country. The University’s school colors are red, white, and blue, and the mascot is a patriot. For more information see:

Exchange coordinator:

Dr. Monika Reif

Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien

Fach Anglistik

Marktstrasse 40

76829 Landau

Phone: +49 (0)6341 280 33211

Email: reif<at>

Exchange places: 3 per year

Semester dates:

You can find the academic calendar here:


Course catalog:


The FMU Academic Catalog presents information that, at the time of preparation for printing, most accurately describes course offerings, faculty listings, policies, procedures, regulations and requirements of the university.


Tuition fees: none (for Landau nominees)


How to apply:

Applications should include

(i) a cover sheet (please download here),

(ii) a CV (Lebenslauf) in English or German with a passport photograph,

(iii) a letter of motivation in English explaining why you are applying for this particular university and which courses you are intending to take during your semester abroad, and

(iv) a printout of your academic transcript (Bescheinigung über bisher erbrachte Studienleistungen in allen Fächern) from KLIPS


The application deadline (usually mid-January) will be announced during our international evening in December, where all the exchange programmes are introduced and options for funding are presented.

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